Since "kissing balls" is a phrase that brings hundreds to my blog every month, I thought I'd give them something new to see. Last weekend, my employer, Mel Day of Dogwood Tree Floral, had two weddings, both of which used kissing balls in three ways. Top: Six balls were hung in the tree in front of which the ceremony was to take place.
In the lobby just outside the reception ballroom, a tall vase of curly willow, tied with six kissing balls. This table is where they placed the seating chart and place cards.
Detail of a kissing ball hung in a tree.
Kissing balls used as family seating markers. After the ceremony, these were used atop vases, for some of the table centerpieces. In all, we had to do 19 kissing balls. They are labor intensive, and take a long time (especially with hydrangea). I prefer making them with spray roses or sweetheart roses.